Who Drove the Fastest Milk Cart in the West?

English comedian Benny Hill was famous for his “saucy seaside postcard” type of humour, in an era before “politically correct” was a mainstream term. His career spanned more than five decades, during which time he was one of the best-loved…

Ladybird, Ladybird!

Dating back to the 18th century, a famous poem about ladybirds was chanted by many of us when we were children. The nursery rhyme, “Ladybird, ladybird”, is rather cruel if we think about its lyrics in a literal sense –…

In a Big Country

Scottish rock band Big Country appeared on the music scene in the 1980s and enjoyed chart success throughout the decade and beyond. They are known for their unique blend of rock, folk and martial music – a genre of military…

Terry Wogan’s Floral Dance

Anyone who was around in the 1970s will surely remember The Floral Dance. The lively brass band song was made famous by the Irish radio and TV presenter, Terry Wogan. Despite the song having its historic origins in Cornwall, the…